Sept. 20 marked another nail in the Military Coffin, first ,Women aboard Ship, then pregnant women allowed to stay in,
Affirmative action, political correctness and now womenon aboard Subs. When will it stop? Sad to say,I wish I could
say soon, but I am afraid it will get worse before it gets better. Women in combat. What is wrong when a nation will
put our Mothers, Wives and Sisters in harms way. I retired after 30 yrs active duty in 1976. Thank God.
Harold Allen, SMCS, USN, RET.
I remember the attempt to unionize the US military, either during or shortly after the Jimmy Carter debacle...and while I generally think letting gays already serving 'come out' and and allowing gays to join and serve isn't as big a deal as many of us think; this 'convention' concerns me greatly...My position on homosexuals serving openly is premised on the notion that they will obey all the rules and not create a problem for commanders and their units...but if they start to mob-up, and demand special privileges or even to have some special recognition for their group then my position changes 100-percent...not so much because of their sexual deviancy but because they will have made themselves into a problem...
I know that over the 32 years I was in or with the Army that I supervised or led several gay persons...none of them ever caused a problem, although one who sticks out in my memory was always a source of entertainment because of his effeminate ways...but even then, he was a good troop, a great photojournalist, and a pleasant person...When he got out I wrote a letter of recommendation based on his performance to a prospective employer...the lad went on to have a brilliant journalism career...but he made the effort to fit in and not flaunt his 'issues.'
A convention such as was just held does not bode well for that group's future in the military.
I am a proud homophobic. Not in the literal sense, but I do NOT like or condone their immoral behavior, so when one of them calls me homophobic I wear it like a badge of honor.
I said this on The Blaze recently and caught a lot of hate for it but I don't care. I don't care because I know I'm on the moral high-ground on this issue. They have the problem, not me!
This may be the dumbest move our military could have ever put in place. I will pray to God that this immoral rule gets the proper burial in the near future.